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decisions forced the rigid social stability. the purpose of all this work is to preserve law and order and promote social harmony and stability. >> food is a prominent concern. we should reform and improve the mechanism for overseeing and supervising food and drug safety. we should require enterprises to have strict oversight and supervision. from production to consumption and establish a scientific and effective food and drug safety system. to better ensure for safety. we should strengthen the public safety system and improve workplace conditions to decrease accidents. we should tighten regulation of the market and strength in construction of government- subsidized housing. 22 firmly -- we need to invest in housing demand and improve the accountability system for federalizing housing prices and regulating the market. we should sustain steady and sounded development. we should continue to manage government subsidized housing so they are satisfied with housing. this year, we should complete the government subsidized housing units and construction of another 6.3 million units and renovat
for the moment on gun violence prevention. as a law enforcement professional, not just as attorney general, but one who has been a judge and prosecutor, this whole idea of better enforcement of existing laws is one we both agree ought to be the goal, and it always is for any prosecutor. and yet enforcement of some of these laws is impeded by gaps in those laws, such as the absence of akron checks on firearms, which now in able about 40% of all firearm purchases to go without any check whatsoever. you would agree with that, wouldn't you? >> yet. there are loopholes. has become to describe them, that make the enforcement of existing laws extremely difficult and render those existing laws not nearly as effective as they might otherwise be. >> and those laws now prohibit purchases of firearms by categories of people, convicted felons, fugitives, drug addicts and abusers, and domestic violence abusers. purchases on firearms and ammunition, both firearms and ammunition. right now there's no background check as to purchases of ammunition, none whatsoever. and as a matter of common sense as well a
in firearms by wrongfully obtaining two or more firearms, and we'll give law enforcement more effective tools. the substitute also incorporates a number of changes, the result of suggestions from senator grassley and his staff. we have been working on this since january. tried to be responsive to the ranking member's concerns and suggestions, and have reached across the aisle to other senators. as an a.t.f. whistleblower, senator grassley has been the lead senator in whistleblower legislation, was an a.t.f. whistleblower, who testified last congress that the existing laws are toothless and they can't help law enforcement, and that's why law enforcement consistently has called for firearms trafficking statute that can be effective and go after straw purchasers. we need now is to create better law enforcement tools. and i think this will -- the senators can join together on this will close a very dangerous loophole in the law that mexican drug cartels and gangs and other criminals have exploited for too long. stop illegal trafficking. the firearms act is important. this week the "usa today" ran
that it doesn't require measures like lawsuits in order to uphold the laws of this body has passed. certainly, it is confirmed in this position and i look forward to bringing the parties to the table to discuss the different points of view and see if we can find common ground. >> link you, and i know that state and local government would be appreciative of being involved in that process early on, being at that table, rather than presented with the settlement that they have to live with and have no role in bargaining for. >> thank you. senator, i share your view about the upfront preventive way and i was glad to see that we share those interests. >> thank you, mr. chairman. thank you for dropping by the office since last week. >> it is my view that history will look back on this time and ask how it could happen that the united states of america and the congress did not respond vigorously what the scientific community has. we have scientists who tell us that if we do not get our act together and cut back substantially on greenhouse gas emissions, it is also likely that the temperature will ri
thoughtfully. you know, the degree to which there is movement away from the current law, probably more related to fear of destruction and it'll be almost anything else. and that maybe the in some cases and it may be bad in some cases. that's a really thoughtful conclusion, isn't it? [laughter] >> you covered the basics. >> completely covered. >> you know, much of the opening comments that mark, you put out there, sort of frame a picture of where we could be in the system. with real emphasis on wellness, taking fee-for-service element and deemphasizing it, maybe even eliminating it from the system. i think most of us think that's exactly where we like to go. but which when here and there, i think there's a concern about what that looks like as it launches. and so maybe you can talk a little bit about some of the other things that might help us because you that such great experiences with medicare d. this is a much bigger scale obviously. any other thoughts you have about how we get from here to the vision of what it looks like i've years out? >> it's going to be a lot of -- i think the corollar
. calm down, senator, mr. holder is right. even if he doesn't explain the law very well, the u.s. government cannot randomly target american citizens on u.s. soil or anywhere else. i repeat that. the u.s. government cannot randomly target american citizens on u.s. soil or anywhere else. what it can do, under the laws of war, is target an enemy combatant, at anywhere, at any time, including on u.s. soil. this includes a u.s. citizen who is also an enemy combatant. the president can designate such a combatant if he belongs to an entity, government, say, or a terrorist network like al qaeda. that has taken up arms against the united states as part of an internationally recognized armed conflict. that does not include hanoi jane. such a conflict exists between the u.s. and al qaeda. so, mr. holder is right. the u.s. could have targeted, say, u.s. citizen anwar awlaki had he continued to live in virginia. the u.s. killed him in yemen before he could kill more americans. but under the law, awlaki was no different than the nazis who came ashore in long island in world war ii and were
know what a great person their mom was. >> reporter: about 6,000 law enforcement officers saluted as the memorial began at noon. james durbin sang the song arms wide open at the family's request. baker's daughter standing alongside her brother adam a santa cruz police officer read a message from a father's day card she wrote as a young girl eight years ago. >> if i had to pick one word for you it would be integrity. because though it's difficult for you to sometimes stand against the norm you do. >> reporter: the positive sentiments were echoed by many people during and after the ceremony. police estimate 8,500 people attended today's memorial here inside hp pavilion. robert handa, ktvu. >>> there were many moving images from today's memorial. but perhaps none more poignant than officer baker's son joaquin wearing her police cap. >> reporter: the gray skies and light rain seem only fitting tonight. in a sign the community is moving on. the flags here at hp pavilion have been raised after an emotional goodbye. it was quite a sight to see hundreds of law enforcement lining up in fro
time, parliament's across europe, for example in spain, are voting in favor of such laws -- parliaments across europe. >> among the many faithful attending this catholic procession is jose antonio fernandez. he was a priest, but he sacrificed the status in order to marry. the church allowed him to continue working as a schoolteacher but later refused to renew his contract after a photo of him and his family appeared in the media. >> they exploited the situation to justify my dismissal. they said parents would be offended if they found out i was a married priest. that was a lie. the parents all knew me, after all. >> he always talked openly about phis situation to his pupils, bt renouncing his faith was never an issue. he was hoping for a positive move from the church, possibly from pope benedict xvi. he was aware, however, of the vatican's traditional reluctance to change. >> ideas that challenge the norm are considered an attack on the church and its teachings usually. this is not an attack. it is just about thinking differently. >> that way of thinking was harshly criticized by the po
, and he is bound by the law. whether the lethal force in question is a drone strike or a gunshot, the law and the constitution apply in the same way. >> brown: and this afternoon, attorney general holder sent paul a new letter. in it, he said: senator paul declared himself satisfied with that answer. >> so, i am very pleased to have gotten this response back from the attorney general of the united states, and i think that americans should see this battle that we've had in the last 24 hours as something that's good for the country. >> brown: shortly thereafter, the senate ended the debate and confirmed john brennan. now, we examine what's behind the senate shenanigans, politically and practically. we are joined by: scott shane, a national security reporter at the "new york times"; and niels lesniewski, who covers the senate for "roll call." is it took a while, but in the end the president got his nominee. briefly remind us about john brennan's experience. clearly someone well known at the agency he'll head. >> john brennan spent 25 years at the c.i.a. they was station chief in riyadh in sa
restrictive law in all of america. if they can just get rid of reading, they'll have the perfect state at least women still have the right to leave arkansas. >> barack obama takes a group of republican senators out for a fancy dinner. sean hannity demands to know why this president so obviously hates lunch. today is the birthday of bryan cranston comedian wanda sykes and the late great singer-songwriter townes van zandt. on this date, u.s.a. for africa's "we are the world" was released to the world bringing people of all nations all races and creeds together say in unison, why the hell is dan aykroyd on this record? this is "viewpoint." >> john: good evening, i'm john fuglesang. this is "viewpoint." president obama hasn't given up hopes yet for a grand bargain with republicans that would both raise taxes and slash the deficit. even if that means cutting social insurance programs which it would. but with a sequester now law despite mr. obama campaigning against it, he's now trying a new kind of outreach to the g.o.p. call it dining diplomacy. this afternoon, the president broke bread wi
leahy said: cenk: now, understand that what he's saying is that the administration has secret law. in a democracy that should be abhorrent, unacceptable. lay he is saying you can't have secret law used to execute u.s. citizens and we can't even check in on that law. the question rand paul focused on was can you kill u.s. citizens on u.s. so i am without a trial and guess what? attorney general eric holder came in and said you know what, it seemed we were saying you could, but all of a sudden, not so much. he says: cenk: that was not an additional question, that was the core question. he put in a couple of qualifiers there to have wiggle room as an attorney, of course be so they probably can kill u.s. citizens on u.s. soil under different circumstances. rand paul when asking about it seem somewhat satisfied with the answer. >> are you satisfied? >> i'm quite happy with the answer. i'm disappointed it took a month and a half and root canal to get it. that's what i've been asking all along. cenk: let's bring in a couple of experts, andrew kirell and colonel morris davis was chief pro
coastline. eric? >> medically, stay safe -- medically, stay safe. >> inby bin's son-in-law, took credit for killing 3,000 americans on 9/11 and now he is getting the same rights as an american. question mark. chances are, you're not made of money, so don't overpay for motorcycle insurance. geico, see how much you could save. >> a not guilty plea and a whole lot of rage as bin laden's son-in-law makes his way to a u.s. court not far from ground zero. david lee miller has the latest. under. reporter: suleman abu ghaith pled not guilty to a charge of conspiracy to kill americans. this is the first time he appeared in a u.s. courtroom. there was a great deal of security, at least ten court officers by my count. his hand were cuffed behind his back. the prosecutor says that he was brought to the united states exactly one week ago, but did not release further details of his capture. according to widely circulated reports he has been living in iran since 2002. recently he fled to turkey. he was arrested there. the turks were in the process of deporting him to kuwait but while being transported
very proud of law enforcement stepping in. on february 6th, 2013, that the police commissioners meeting, last month, i gave you paperwork and spoke with all of you about fighting crime as i always do. i would like to thank you for listening and acting quickly. a lot of good police officers answered the call of duty and i want to salute them. i love hard core law enforcement. you guys took a big bite out of crime during the month of february. i want it to continue. i am very proud of law enforcement for stepping hard on crime. i urge you to continue with tough action, it has to be. once again, i say stop and frisk is a must and you know why. hard core law enforcement must continue all crime must be punished don't let anyone get away with anything. keep stepping hard on crime, it is needed on a 24-7 basis. and i know that you need this, i know that you know it, and i know that we need a budget that supports that as well. and i want you to understand that i seriously believe in tactical law enforcement. it is a must as well. and i know my time is almost up, but i want to give you this, jus
. >> this was a tragedy. real people, with real families, doing real work. >> the sacrifices that law enforcement make and their families make. and every time i see one of those cars go by and i see an officer it really brings that home. >> reporter: sergeant butch baker and officer elizabeth butler always remembered here in the city of santa cruz. mike mibach, channel 2 news. >>> today in santa cruz and the hp pavilion there were a lot of tears but there were funny moments too. you see here poking fun at himself and even governor brown. >> governor, has anybody ever told you sir that you bare a striking resemblance to me? butch baker was the first person to point out the resemblance to him. we have a slide show from the procession, the badges of all the departments there and a performance by james durbin. it's all on right there on our home page. >>> san francisco police are investigating a shooting that happened late this afternoon. they say it happened just before 4:00 at bryant and main street. according to san francisco police, a passenger in a car was shot. the driver took off looking f
f.d.a. oversight because, by law, they're allowed to make custom drugs just one patient at a time. but connolly says, over a few years, n.e.c.c. went national. he told us that quantities of drugs increased by a factor of 1,000. >> we became a manufacturer overnight. so we were basically trying to have the best of both worlds trying to manufacture without the oversight of a manufacturer. and there was-- we all got... >> pelley: a month before the first steroid death, connolly says he warned his supervisor. >> something's going to happen. something's going to get missed and we're going to get shut down. >> pelley: what did you mean by that? >> that we were going to hurt a patient. we were just thinking "hurt a patient." we weren't compounding anymore we were manufacturing. >> pelley: when you went to your supervisor and told him that, he said what? >> that's verbatim. he shrugged. that was his response for a lot of our questions or comments or concerns was a shrug. >> pelley: meaning? >> "just do it." either he didn't care or he was powerless to change it. >> pelley: as joe connolly
blowers that there were gaps in federal laws concerning straw purchasers which should be addressed, and this is our opportunity to do it. mr. chairman, you have worked with me on your bill making many changes at my request. they have made the bill better and reduced the negative side effects of previous versions. i trust you think so as well because you have included the changes in the new bill. the new bill in your substitute amendment also included a revised bill by senators gillibrand and kirk on the subject of gun trafficking. those revisions also reflect changes that i asked senator gillibrand to make, and i think it would be worthwhile to outline all the changes that have been made to the bill since they were first introduced. i think they demonstrate good faith of the chairman and senator gillibrand. for instance, senator gillibrand's bill originally would have made it a federal crime to transfer two or more guns if that person knew that the result would be a violation of state or local law. that would have given states and localities a one-way incentive to address new gun c
and furious, i was told by whistle blowers that there were gaps in federal laws concerning straw purchasers which should be addressed, and this is our opportunity to do it. mr. chairman, you have worked with me on your bill making many changes at my request. they have made the bill better and reduced the negative side effects of previous versions. i trust you think so as well because you have included the changes in the new bill. the new bill in your substitute amendment also included a revised bill by senators gillibrand and kirk on the subject of gun trafficking. those revisions also reflect changes that i asked senator gillibrand to make, and i think it would be worthwhile to outline all the changes that have been made to the bill since they were first introduced. i think they demonstrate good faith of the chairman and senator gillibrand. for instance, senator gillibrand's bill originally would have made it a federal crime to transfer two or more guns if that person knew that the result would be a violation of state or local law. that would have given states and localities a one-way ince
of the nation's strictest abortion law in arkansas, where nearly all procedures will have to be done in the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: ♪ ♪ moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and friends of the newshour. and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: another key seat in president obama's national security team was filled today. the senate approved a new leader for the central intelligence agency, but not before a war of words over unmanned aircraft and presidential power. >> the nomination is confirmed. >> brown: john brennan was confirmed as the c.i.a.'s next director 63-34 after a drama- filled 24 hours.
. usually it's a girl or boyfriend but here is usama bin laden's son-in-law who we found out is awaiting civilian trial. how does that happen? i blame grit mow. the drones as exterminators exist solely to avoid saying you were wrong about the beauty of gitmo. what is gitmo? it's really just a remind they're there is evil in this world and evil needs a cage when it's caught. as world leaders kiss the dead hand of an anti-american pirate. north korea threatens annihilation and iran gears up for war it's time for the teenager in chief to grow up. and wise up. there is a big old world out there and it hates you. no matter how many apology tours he makes or how many heart-felt videos you send. eric, why new york city and cheaper flights than cuba? is that why they are bringing bin laden here? >> eric: no idea. this could be one of the biggest intel mistakes they made. once he lands here, once you read him his miranda rights it's over. he is here. he is going to get the full benefit of the legal system for defendants. there won't be any interrogation. it has to be a speedy trial. if you keep t
, of all things. the law makes it easier to prosecute domestic violence crimes in federal court, provides funding for services, including battered women's shelters and hotlines. during today's ceremony, the president said, quote, all women have the right to live free from fear. >>> this ongoing debate over abortion is making news again tonight. the effort by some states to reduce access to abortion has just reached a new level with arkansas passing what is now the nation's toughest law, restricting access to abortions after 12 weeks of pregnancy. nbc's pete williams reports tonight on this latest strategy by abortion opponents. >> reporter: abortion rights groups say they're already preparing their legal challenge to the new arkansas law, now by far the strictest in the nation. >> this law is reflective of what the people in arkansas believe. and that's what we're here for. >> reporter: enacted over the veto of the state's democratic governor, mike beebe, it restricts access after 12 weeks of pregnancy when roughly 12% of the state's abortions are performed. the sponsor of the law says 12
that the practices are consistent with the law and fair to all parties and we provide valuable services to 401k clients for whom fidelity services is a recordkeeper and trustee. they didn't have another show tonight. i really appreciate your time. here is a boost for your 401k today. the dow jones putting up with a sixth straight day. bringing the index to yet another all-time high. traders are rallying under the unemployment rate, dropping down a little. my next guest is here with us, and he has some interesting research out. i want to start with today's jobs numbers. you say that they may not be all they could be. this is not what we were expecting. >> this was the blowout report. it gets pushed to the upside in the report. but we knew that the data would be seasonally pushed out. the anybody can do this at home, you dislocate year-over-year growth rates of what you find is the payroll jobs growth has fallen today do not blow. >> the direction of jobs growth is very clearly, that it's very different from the headlines come almost every commentator today, things are getting better. g
draped down at the entrance of hp pavilion. >> law enforcement came from ash the state to the memorial. laura anthony joins with us more on that. laura? >> people began lining up before the motorcade arrived here this morning. many of them were from law enforcement community well aware that they, too, put their lives on the line every day. thousands of police officers from as far as nork po nork and maryland converged on hp pavilion wearing black bands on badges. ones signal they've lost, in this case, two of their own. >> it's a brotherhood and a sister hood we understand how a tragedy like this can happen every day. >> among mourners howard jordan, remembering all too well a similar memorial almost exactly six years ago. >> we know what the santa cruz police department is going through. unfortunately we're probably one of the only agencies in the country facing similar circumstances. many knew the officers personally. in this case, the detective sargeant, butch baker. >> he was a good guy, always out to help someone if they needed help. it doesn't matter who you were, just there to h
for "early start." >> "starting point" starts now. >>> welcome, everybody. today, osama bin laden's son-in-law caught and brought to new york under a shroud of secrecy. what happens next? >>> and details on how a lion killed a young woman. that wild animal wasn't where it belonged. former president clinton urging the supreme court to overturn a law he signed when he was in the white house. >> holy dow! we are counting down to a key report about jobs now less than two hours away. >> forget the right to bear arms. one small american town is about to make it mandatory. a gun for every house and every family. >>> plus, a first look at hollywood's risky bet on a brand new "wizard of oz." is the yellow brick road paved with box office gold? >> and talk about this morning the mom who found her 7-year-old daughter's diet list. we'll chat with dara-lynn weiss. we had a her here talking about her daughter's struggle with obesity. tommy davidson, actor and comedian, joins us. and abbie cornish joins us later. it's friday, march 8. "starting point" begins now. >>> welcome, everybody. our "starting point"
that the universe was a mass produced toy tossed by a goddess they no longer wondered by laws was sure in the clockwork in a wind up bird were shot with uncertainties. optimists contributed the reason to the fact that the toy was broken. pessimists acknowledged this. but insistd that in it's broken state could the cosmos belong to those who lives within. the goddess grown found the universe under board games in a closet. she did not give it to her children. she did not have it fixed by her husband instead slipping away now and then from her family she delighted in the haphazard way it ran. the release in her life. >> the next one is entitled. explanation. twisted tree branches explain exactly themselves. the next is called, a simple story. his love was too simple. if he met a woman who imagined what it would it be like to be her husband. he learned she was already attached. if she did interest in him he would bring her fresh oranges. she'd leave him certain that no man could love truly to such scant evidence. his evidence was not meager he was not trying to judge her. his love was too
the supreme court. that's right. the law that banned the silencing of african americans is finally coming before our nation's foremost silent african-american. [laughter] of course, before the voting rights act black people were regularly kept from voting with roadblocks like literacy tests, poll taxes, and "you must be this white to vote" signs. [laughter] now that law is being challenged in the supreme court by shelby county, alabama. they argue that the law is unfair, because it applies only to states with histories of racial discrimination: alabama, arizona, georgia, louisiana, mississippi, south carolina, texas, parts of carolina, texas, virginia, and alaska, which has a sad history of discriminating against its african american population brian. [laughter] good guy. [ laughter ] he's a good guy. [laughter] but there's one key reason to strike this act down, as shelby -- there's one reason to get rid of this law as shelby county lawyer bert rein explained to the court. >> the problem to which the voting rights act was addressed is solved. >> stephen: you heard it, folks: racism is so
get 50% off brake pads and shoes at meineke. >>> tonight, breaking news. bin laden's son-in-law captured. the al qaeda operative behind bars in new york. >> is it adding insult to injury that he's here and not at guantanamo. >> also, animal instincts. >> i always feared it, always feared it would happen. >> could anything have saved dianna hanson, and should she have been in that cage in the first place? >> plus, the art ts formerly known as snoop dogg. >> what have you gone from dawg to lion? >> his name has changed but he's as outspoken as ever. on fame -- >> you have to know how to contain it and not abuse it. >> drugs. >> you don't hear people going out and doing crazy crimes on marijuana. >> guns. >> i could go and get a gun right now, just lierk that. it shouldn't be that easy. >> this is "piers morgan tonight." >> good evening. we'll begin with breaking news tonight. osama bin laden's son-in-law, the man they called al qaeda's mouth piece is scheduled to be arraigned at 10:00 in the morning right here in new york. he's charged with conspiracy to kill u.s. nationals. his c
with former first lady barbara bush. that is your 5@5:00. >>> in just a few hours from now the son-in-law of osama bin laden allegedly a top member of al qaeda will appear in a yonew york city courtroom on terror charges. there is outrage in washington someone so closely connected to the events of 9-11 is being treated like a common criminal. we more on this story. >>> attorney general eric holder is saying the rays of osama bin laden's son-in-law proves that no amount of distance or time will weaken our resolve to bring america's enemies to justice. the u.s. attorney for the southern district of new york says this man has been working against the united states for 13 years. and we now know the ingenls community tracked them through out the mid eels for years before picking him up in jordan. >> the history is somebody that has been active and engaged in al qaeda. as spent some time in iran the southern part of iran and planning during facilitation during al qaeda business. >> they hahe has been brought t united states for trial since he was an enemy combatant and someone from al qaeda's i
against the defense of marriage act which he signed into law in 1996. the legislation defines marriage as between a man and a woman. now clinton wants the supreme court to declare it unconstitutional. in an opinion piece to "the washington post," clinton questions if the act goes against the principles of freedom, equality and justice. he writes "as a president who signed the act into law, i have come to believe that the defense of marriage act is contrary to those principles and in fact incompatible with our constitution." >>> residents along the northeast still battling the latest blast of winter weather. you could see it in dan lothian's live shot lots of wind, from new york to new england, snow expected to turn to rain as temperatures rise before clearing out tomorrow. wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour also likely. meteorologist samantha mohr joins us now. parts of massachusetts and connecticut have had more than a foot of snow. any relief in sight? >> it will be a long day in boston, don. heavy snow is reported at this hour with the north winds close to 20 so it's blowing that
of livermore. no incidences for the nimitz. >> in world news. osama bin laden's son-in- law, who is also known as an al qaeda spokesman, has been captured and brought to the united states. today he will appear in court on federal conspiracy charges. ed payne has the story. osama bin laden's son-in- law has been captured and is in the united states. sulaiman abu ghaith is being held in new york -- he is expected to appear in court friday to face federal charges. u-s congressman spokesman says abu ghaith was captured within the past week in jordan the treasury department describes abu ghaith as "the official spokesman of al qaeda" since the nine- eleven attacks. some say they should be using a guantanamo bay facility. to gather information, some people want justice. >> there has been no justice for the families. these people take politics with the trials of these men. >> north korea is keeping up the rhetoric. they now say they're canceling a hotline and a nonaggression pact with rival south korea. north korea's arm for dealing with cross-border affairs with seoul, says it will r
, this is highway 17, the main corridor between santa cruz and the south bay. we saw law enforcement from the santa cruz area along with many other mourners head back over the hill about an hour and a half ago. the patrol cars had their lights on, but the highway was not shut down like it was during today's procession. the service for the two fallen police officers, lauren "butch" baker and elizabeth butler ended at about 3:00 p.m. law enforcement who showed up from across the continent lined up to pay their final respects. we saw officers from as far away as canada. the royal canadian mountain police were there along with numerous other agencies. reno and las vegas police to name a few more. all of those officers are now headed to their respective cities. tens of thousands heading home after the emotional service. to give you some idea of the number of law enforcement who attended, the procession into san jose today was two miles long. from highway 17, hundreds of emergency vehicles made their way into the south bay. they had free rein of the highways, as normal traffic was shut down. while hundre
. >>> osama bin laden's son-in-law who served as al qaeda's spokesman faces charges in federal court here in new york city today. he was picked up in jordan accused of conspiring to kill americans. susan mcginnis is in washington with the details. good morning susan. >> reporter: good morning, ann marie. this capture is considered a significant victory in the fight against al qaeda. abu ghayth is considered one of the last remaining members of osama bin laden's inner circle but some lawmakers here on catholic are not happy with the idea of these proceedings happening on u.s. sole. . >> reporter: osama bin laden's son-in-law will appear in this federal court in manhattan today. sulaiman abu ghaytl will face charges that he conspired to kill american citizens. >> he is not a big fish, but he is not a little fish and tease guys might lead you to bigger fish. >> reporter: after marrying osama bin laden's daughter, he was a member of bin laden's inner circle. in this video released one day after 9/11 he sat next to bin laden, praised the attack and warned of more ame
the law. so when we asked the president, can you kill americans on american soil with your drone strikes, which is part of the military, it it should be an easy answer. >> it's a pretty direct question, it's a question i've been asking all morning, it's a question i've been asking for a month and a half. >> and tonight, senator rand paul is declaring victory, now, we spoke with him a short time ago. senator, nice to see you, sir. >> good to be with you. >> well, today the attorney general of the united states wrote you a letter and says in part it's come to my attention that you've now asked an additional question he, does the president have the authority to weaponize drone noncombat kill an american on american soil. the answer to the that question is no. >> apparently it was sent to the media outlets and announced on tv and calling my office do we have a letter from the house because we've been waiting for this, to try to determine whether or not to let the brennan nomination go forward. >> do you have a question whether it was snarky because it says it's come to my attention that you'
as cia director. federal law-enforcement officials revealed yesterday they took into custody al qaeda operatives and osama bin laden's son-in-law suleyman obligates. and the white house has undertaken a new charm offensive aimed at winning over rank-and- file congressional republicans for a potential grand economic bargain. that's where we begin with you this morning. your thoughts on the new effort of engagement by president obama and hear how optimistic you are that a deficit deal can be reached. give us a call -- 202-585-3883, if you are outside the united states. you can catch up with us on twitter, facebook, or e-mail us. a very good friday morning to you. i want to take you to some of the headlines about what is being called a charm offensive by president obama. this from the wall street journal this morning -- and from the washington post -- and from the new york times -- there you have a picture from wednesday night at the jefferson hotel in washington, d.c., where senators including tom coburn and saxby chambliss and joined the president for dinner that the president paid for
president wants to overturn the law that defines marriage between a man and a woman. >>> then while parts of the country are trying to limit access to guns, one town in georgia is trying to require, make it mandatory that citizens own them. >>> and the battle over sugary drinks in new york is now affecting coffee drinks. why a large coffee with sugar may be rather thard to find. this is the cnn "newsroom." it's all happening now. to pick up some accessories.ud a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points i've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit to apply. to get our adt security system. and one really big reason -- the house next door. our neighbor's house was broken into. luckily, her family wasn't there, but what if this happened here? what if our girls were home? and since we can't monitor everything 24/7,
and other law enforcement vehicles as they came in for the service. hundreds of law enforcement vehicles escorted the caskets of detective staerth lauren butch baker and detective elizabeth butler from santa cruz to san jose. the highways were shut down so the two-mile procession could pass. >> my emotions were running crazy. >> along the way, people stood at the overpasses to pay their respects to the two fallen officers and their families. >> regular guy. standing on the grids, giving them a salute. >> tim shae came out at 6:00 a.m. to hold a sign of a santa cruz police badge over the highway and says he got a lot of supportive honks from drivers. >> that was worth it to me to get up early and go the extra mile. it's important that we pull together. >> reporter: outside the hp pavilion where the services were held, both members of law enforcement and the public said their good-byes. emilio brought his 2-year-old son. >> we wanted to come out here and make sure that everybody knows that we definitely respect and pay close attention to what everybody does for us. >> it's important the co
have to live by law because i'm not sure what i would think about any of this conversation with dick cheney aboard calling the shots because i don't think he has the same lines any of the three of us have about where you stop with government power. i think he's pretty unlimbed in that department about the rights -- >> i agree completely. >> thank you. >> that's another reason why we need rules. >> thank you. >> you can't set a precedent like this. the dick cheneys of the world will get back into power eventually and we don't want to set a precedent where they can do whatever they want. >> thank you for ending it friday night with a worst case scenario. thank you very much cynthia tucker and thank you ron reagan. coming up. >>> when is president obama going to get some credit, and this is like rodney dangerfield. when is he going to get some credit for this amazing economy that's coming back? it definitely is coming back, maybe not like gangbusters that unemployment rate really dropped again and a quarter million new jobs out there. and the stock market for the rich is going through t
's it for us. thanks for watching. "early start" begins now. >>> caught. osama bin laden's son-in-law, an al qaeda mouthpiece, now in u.s. custody. you will not believe where he was hiding. >> the dow's history-making winning streak continues as the focus flips to jobs now in the key report. is your situation getting any better. >>> sloshing your way to work. a windy, snowy, disgusting mess hanging over the northeast right now. this is the winter storm that will not go away. >> sell it, berman. >>> it's not a right to bear arms. it is a requirement. the town that wants everyone to own a gun. good morning. welcome to "early start." thanks for being with us. i'm zoraida sambolin. >> and i'm john berman. it is friday, march 8th. 5:00 a.m. in the east. we'll start with a major very many in had the war on terror. sending shockwaves from manhattan to capitol hill to the middle east. osama bin laden's son-in-law captured and in u.s. custody and in just hours, abu ghaith will be in new york. more on how we caught him and the controversy surrounding this court appearance. susan candiotti is here. >>
sued for that. congress in 2005 passed a specific law to give gun companies immunity for lawsuits for how they're products get used. that is not on the agenda to get discussed? however he talks about protecting your family at the end of the world the fight against gun reform is about the gun makers fund the mra. it is all about protecting the gun makers from becoming the foe focus. this week, republicans in the senate filibustered in washington, d.c. that court sort of a minor leagues for the supreme court. as federal judgeships go, a seat is very important. the nominee is named caitlin haligan. qualified for the job. this is why they blocked the nomination. quoting senate republicans, in new york versus sterman ruger a new york state court case, ms. halligan argued that uses of -- vigorously advanced attempting to hold gun manufacturers liable. gun manufacturers will not be held liable for the products they sell. will not argue that publicly. that would look bad. they have the nra to do it for them and they stay in the shadows. at bottom this is them protecting themselves. from w
we go now. a busy friday morning and a fox news alert this morning. usama bin laden's son-in-law will appear in a new york city courtroom. reports that he arrived here more than a week ago. it did not go public until now. how would the administration handle his case? a lot lot of questions out there as we start here. i'm bill hemmer. welcome to a friday edition of "america's newsroom". martha: quite a story to wake up to this friday morning in new york city. good morning, bill. i'm martha maccallum. the justice department says sulaiman abu ghaith was a close associate of usama bin laden. advocate of the 9/11 attacks and a prominent al qaeda spokesman especially in the days that followed. he is son-in-law of usama bin laden. bill: david lee miller outside the courthouse in lower manhattan. how did he end up here in new york? >> reporter: well, it is an interesting route that he took. for him it was an unexpected one. we should point out, bill, he will not just be in a new york city courtroom in about one hour's time, it is a courtroom about, less than one mile from the site of the
't explain the law very well. the u.s. government cannot randomly target american citizens on u.s. soil or anywhere else. if mr. paul wants to be taken seriously, he needs to do more than pull political stunts that fire up more than impressionable libertarian kids in their college dorms. he needs to know what he's talking about." >> here's the response, erin. that editorial goes on to say that they can't target americans, unless we designate them as enemy combatants, which begs the question, who gets to make the judgment who's an enemy combatant and who's not? who gets to make the judgment, oh, he's associated with terrorists. if you write an e-mail to your cousin in lebanon and they might be a terrorist or they might have friends who are terrorists, somehow, you are without getting a trial by jury. these are the same two senators that argued in favor of indefinite detention, which means, and i asked senator mccain this directly, i said, does this mean you could take an american citizen, without a trial, and send them to guantanamo bay for the rest of their life, without ever charging t
a senior al qaeda leader and osama bin laden son-in-law to the u.s. to be tried in civil court. a decision that is drawn heavy criticism from republicans. >> article iii courts have shown that they're in many ways a more efficient way for us to deliver justice to those who seek to harm the united states of america. and that is the consensus view of the president's national security team and of agencies all across the federal government. >> he pleaded not guilty to a charge of plotting to kill americans this morning before a new york city federal judge. according to law enforcement officials, he is the most senior al qaeda figure to face criminal trial in new york since the 9/11 attacks. now, key republican senators have lashed out at the administration arguing that he and other terror suspects should be sent to guantanamo bay to be tried as enemy combatants. pete williams is following it. as i understand, the government saying they've received or got an incredible amount of information from him. >> yes. i think i should first say what the white house spokesman meant saying article iii cour
, the position the states are in as a result of the law being passed eric -- past. having said that, i think there is a lot that people miss with respect to the drivers of healthcare cost. i think part of this reflects the fact that our body politic is reluctant to accept certain realities of the academic literature. finkelstein's research demonstrated that one of the big drivers of healthcare cost inflation was the rapid expansion of federally subsidized insurance in the 1960's to medicare and medicaid. the provision of federally subsidized insurance is a big driver of health service consumption and puts a lot of upward pressure on costs. there of another academic studies. one basically look at the factors throughout countries that drive health inflation. one of the big factors is the rate of growth of government provided health care services. if we are with ourselves, we have to recognize that one of the big drivers of healthcare cost inflation is the extent to which the federal government is subsidizing healthcare through various means. it will be difficult for us to get that under contro
came to remember detectives baker and butler thousands of members of law enforcement from across the country and state. >> it's the kind of thing you don't know how much you need i it. i really feel like this whole community and this whole state and nation got our back. >>reporter: police chief from another city miller took a training class with detective sergeant baker. >> i remember when we did our class we had to have some video $18 went out and found the 3 stoonls joyed that we used during the class to kind of show people working together. >> oakland police arrived in a contingent with others from alameda county have been lost 4 of their own 4 years ago for oakland this was dopely permanent. >> everybody takes this job seriously and risk our lives every day. something like this happens it really hits home on personal level. start thinking about our own mortality. >> for those who live and work in santa cruz an experience that has been tremendously painful but also union finding. >> motorcade left the city the outpouring from the community is very touching. >> would i say
anew. the captured son-in-law of osama bin laden today pleaded not guilty to trying to murder us americans and he did it blocks away from the spot -- well, from ground zero. how did we catch him and why isn't he at guantanamo bay? >> the lowest jobless rate in four years lifting the dow again. we're in record territory again. are investors getting ahead of themselves? the next time somebody says everything is awful, tell them, no, it's not. and a tsa agent fails to detect a fake bomb in a federal agent's pants even after a patdown. watch out for the shampoo. it's all ahead, unless breaking news changes everything on studio b. >> but first from fox, at 3:00 in new york city, bin laden's son-in-law step into a federal courthouse blocks from ground zero and pleaded not guilty to trying to kill americans. details remain sketchy on the arrest of the former al qaeda spokesman. us officials say they picked him up in jordan and that only happened after officials in turkey caught him and then released him without any charges. according to his indictment he is accused of serving alongside
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